Sheriff: NC deputy dies after shootout in woods
GRIFTON, N.C. — Authorities say one sheriff’s deputy has been killed and another shot in the neck during a shootout with a man in North Carolina.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office says deputies received a call Tuesday night that a man drove a car down a wooded path and was shooting a gun near Grifton, about 75 miles southeast of Raleigh.
Det. Allen Pearson was shot as he confronted the man and died at the hospital. Det. Ryan Dawson was wounded and is being treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Officials say the suspect also was shot and taken to the hospital.
Deputies say the vehicle the suspect drove was registered to a woman in Craven County who has been found dead. Authorities did not immediately release the name of the man or the woman, or how she died.
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Authorities say one sheriff’s deputy has been killed and another shot in the neck during a shootout with a man in North Carolina.
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